review – Princeton Pro Musica, “A Royal concert.”
Performed in the superbly appropriate setting of Princeton University’s vast and magnificently gothic chapel, this was a concert literally “fit for a king.” The word “chapel” normally calls to mind some quaint little shrine tucked away out of the mainstream. No definition could be less accurate in this case. There are smaller and less impressive cathedrals than the chapel Princeton has been endowed with. Indeed, Westminster Abbey itself, where Handel’s anthems were first performed for the coronation of George II (and every coronation since) is not all that much bigger.